Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop (47) was considered one of the best hitters in the history of the KBO league during his active career and earned the nickname “national hitter.” When he retired from active duty after the 2017 season at Samsung, Lee recorded 467 home runs, 1498 RBIs, 1355 runs, 4077 RBIs, and a slugging percentage of 0.572, leading all-time in five categories.스포츠토토

SSG Choi Jeong (left), KIA Choi Hyeong-woo
It seems needless to say how great a hitter he was in the KBO league, as he played in Japanese professional baseball for 8 seasons from 2004 to 2011, corresponding to his heyday age, even though he suffered significant losses in the KBO league cumulative record. If he had played 8 seasons in the KBO league without going to Japan, his career home run would have exceeded 500, and considering the pace at the time, 700 home runs would have been possible. In fact, Lee Seung-yeop’s total record in Korea and Japan totaled 626 home runs. It is highly likely that he has set a record that no one can beat with more than 2,000 RBIs and runs scored. It is highly likely that he also exceeded 3,000 of his 2842 individual hits in Korea and Japan.

Thanks to coach Lee’s 8-year career in Japan, juniors have had the opportunity to surpass his career record in the KBO League, and they are surpassing them one by one.

KIA Choi Hyeong-woo (40), who collaborated on the ‘Samsung Dynasty’ in the 2010s, stood shoulder to shoulder with coach Lee, recording a total of 1498 RBIs in the game against Gwangju NC on the 17th. Choi Hyung-woo will be the first to reach 1,500 RBIs in the KBO League, which even Lee Seung-yeop has not stepped on. As of the 19th, Choi Hyung-woo is ranked 3rd in history with 3860 total bases, following coach Lee and commentator Yang Jun-hyeok (3879 bases). If he goes, there is a high possibility that even the record for total bases surpassed by coach Lee.

Coach Lee’s total score is expected to be surpassed by SSG’s ‘boy marketer’ Choi Jeong (36) within this season. Choi Jeong-eun scored 1328 points as of the 19th, 27 points away from coach Lee. It is a gap that can easily be overcome within this season, so coach Lee’s all-time record is likely to be broken for the second time after RBIs. Choi Jeong-eun, who ranks second all-time with 443 home runs, is the only candidate who can break the all-time home run record, which is the symbol of Lee. Park Byung-ho (37), who is second in career home runs, has 368 home runs, which is 99 different from manager Lee, so it is not easy.

Assuming Choi Jeong, who hit 14 home runs in 61 games this season until the 19th, can hit 18 more home runs if the current home run pace continues, it is calculated that he can hit the end of the season without injury. If he further raises his home run pace for the rest of the season, he may break Lee’s career home run record at the end of this season, or if he fails to do so, he is expected to surpass Lee by hitting his 468th home run early next season. Since then, Choi Jeong-eun is expected to continue the first 500 home run challenge in the history of the KBO League.

Doosan Director Lee Seung-yeop
Choi Jeong-eun’s total bases (3781) and runs batted in (1411) are also ranked 4th all-time. Given that he was born in 1987 and is 4 years younger than Hyung-Woo Choi, who was born in 1983, he has more time to play as an active player. The communion is great.

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